Courage to Change- Behind the music.

Have you ever made a huge decision or change in your life? Or maybe life made it for you? The one that kinda feels like taking a flying leap off a cliff and wondering if your parachute will open? Or that there will be a net to catch you if you fall? I think we have all have been at that crossroads at least once in our lives.

Now think about the outcome. Was it a disaster? Or did beautiful things come out of it? What did you learn about yourself?

Some people don’t like change because it’s scary. Others embrace it because they have faith that it will lead to new and beautiful things. They just put one foot in front of the other and take it one day at a time. Is it easy? Sometimes but not always. It takes courage and faith that in the end, things have a way of working out for the best. Even if it doesn’t feel like that in the moment.

Here are some quotes I like about courage and change…

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things happen. Don’t be afraid.”-Frederick Buechner.

“Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful. Sometimes it’s beautiful. But most of the time it’s both.” -Lana Lang

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

Psalm 27:1 “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?

Jeremiah 29:11 “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” …

Deuteronomy 31:8 “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.

My solo piano song ‘Courage to Change‘ speaks to these things. It’s a high energy song in C minor and weaves in and out of 4/4 and 3/4 time. I really love the ascending and descending scale runs in this song.

Listen to Courage to Change on Spotify HERE

Listen to ‘Courage to Change‘ on Pandora Radio HERE

Listen to ‘Courage to Change‘ on Apple Music HERE

Want to learn how to play ‘Courage to Change‘ on your piano or keyboard? Sheet Music HERE

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  1. Dawn E March 31, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Thank you so much for this entry to your blog right now, Philip! I have your album Transcend (and a few others). I play Transcend in the waiting room of my office. I love your take on this piece “Courage to Change”. We all feel the weight of stress differently, but one thing remains: music is a balm to our souls. Keep playing…

    • Philip Wesley March 31, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Thank you kindly for listening ?
      Peace be with you.

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